Thursday, May 17, 2012

16th May 2012: An inland tour

Possibly the last fine day before rain, so inland via LLanberis Pass, taking a short breal on the shore of Lyn Padarn
Across the lake Pat took this closer look at the spoil from quarrying on the mountainside
How much of the mountainside had been eaten away in the process,
And the recent snow on the high tops
There was only a short queue for the Snowdon Railway, but seeing the snow on the mountain top, we felt that it was likely the train wouldn't go all the way to the summit, and even if it did it would be too cold for us, so we gave it a miss. I hadn't seen Rhyl and Prestatyn before so we headed up towards the coast. Both of these resorts were really nothing more than mile after mile of shops, amusement arccades and static caravan sites, the sea fronts deserted and even the toilets closed, not places we shall visit again! We had a lazy afternoon after doing some shopping then went for an evening short drive over the narrow and very pleasant back lanes to Port Eilan (near Amwllch)
Apart from the two disappointing so called resorts it had been a very pleasant day.

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